#1 Posted by BloodShotRobot (27 posts) -

I've been using my MacBook Air with a mini display port to HDMI to watch videos on my TV for a long time. I'm tired of using a crappy mini keyboard/trackpad to start the video and make it fullscreen. I saw Norm's review of the Roku 3 on Tested and it reminded me that the Roku has a Giant Bomb app.

Does anyone use the Roku? What kind of steaming options does the Giant Bomb Roku app have? Will I be able to take advantage of the HD option I get for being a subscriber? Is there any way to watch subscriber only videos?

Does anyone use any other set top box for watching Giant Bomb?

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#2 Posted by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

There is also a windows 8 app.

#3 Edited by zFUBARz (624 posts) -

I got a Boxee, it works almost flawlessly with GB, but it's kind of a dead platform, I hear the Roku stuff is pretty solid.

I am also now going to search for this windows 8 app.

#4 Edited by hacksword (41 posts) -

I download the videos to my office PC, then watch them on my living room PC. Both PCs run Windows 7.

#5 Edited by hawkinson76 (355 posts) -

Living room PC, which has been my family's only TV since 2003. My kids have zero concept of traditional television.

#6 Posted by Andorski (5203 posts) -

Living room PC, which has been my family's only TV since 2003. My kids have zero concept of traditional television.

I hope you downloaded the entire series of Bill Nye The Science Guy and raising your kids right!

Back on topic, I too just hook up my PC to my TV. I have an app on my phone that lets me control the mouse via touchscreen (it also has a mode that lets me use the my phone to control the mouse like a Wiimote, but it's not as accurate).

#7 Posted by Renahzor (991 posts) -

PC to TV via long HDMI cable.

#9 Posted by VooDooPC (313 posts) -

I use my brother's Roku box, but I really don't like it. It has an extremely sluggish UI.

#10 Posted by takayamasama (439 posts) -

I use the Giant Bomb youtube channel to watch it on my Apple TV, or I stream subscriber stuff from my Ipad to the Apple TV.

#11 Posted by Sergio (2054 posts) -

I put together an HTPC a few years ago.

#12 Edited by MEATBALL (3078 posts) -

I've been using the WiiU's browser on the odd occasion I decide to watch some GB on TV.

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#13 Posted by GnomeonFire (698 posts) -

I have a Roku, but afaik there is no way to watch subscriber content on it.

#14 Posted by mrfluke (5100 posts) -

laptop to tv via hdmi cable,

#15 Posted by bigjeffrey (4809 posts) -

Windows 8 app

#16 Edited by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

I have a Roku, but afaik there is no way to watch subscriber content on it.

I think you're wrong. But then I may be wrong in declaring your wrongness. I recall a linking code that will tell the app that you're a subscriber, but it's been a while since I've used my Roku. You can definitely watch videos in HD.

Right now I just use my PC hooked up to my TV. Works great.

#17 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

Nothing, thats crazy.

What if someone walked in and caught me while my pants were down? You guys never think things through!

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#18 Posted by JJOR64 (18911 posts) -

HDMI Cable from my Desktop to my TV.

#19 Edited by cthomer5000 (749 posts) -

@gnomeonfire said:

I have a Roku, but afaik there is no way to watch subscriber content on it.

I think you're wrong. But then I may be wrong in declaring your wrongness. I recall a linking code that will tell the app that you're a subscriber, but it's been a while since I've used my Roku. You can definitely watch videos in HD.

Right now I just use my PC hooked up to my TV. Works great.

You can't watch *live* subscriber content is probably what he meant. Because you can't. It's a severe bummer.

I use a Roku for most my GB viewing.

#20 Edited by RonGalaxy (2896 posts) -

I, almost, exclusively watch gb stuff on my phone. My problem is that you have to use the twitch app to watch live stuff, and its a shit app (I recently found out you can just use the desktop site for live videos as well, which works better). Really wish they would support live vids on the mobile site, as premium live content can only be used on the site itself. Hopefully when they get everything straightened out (I'm guessing after e3), we'll see some big improvements in areas such as these.

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#21 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1031 posts) -

Roku.

#22 Posted by Genkkaku (734 posts) -

PC to TV in my room through HDMI.. and a Mac Mini through HDMI in the Lounge room..

#23 Posted by Loafsmooch (314 posts) -

HDMI from pc to TV.

I also have a remote desktop app on my phone so I can control my PC from my couch, or actually from anywhere as long as I have wi-fi.

#24 Posted by Gamer_152 (14054 posts) -

If I'm watching them on my TV, I usually stream GB videos via the YouTube app on the Xbox.

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#25 Posted by KoenraadP (5 posts) -

iPad to Apple TV

#26 Posted by AndrewB (7506 posts) -

Windows.

#27 Edited by Fattony12000 (7084 posts) -

Windows key + P

#28 Edited by myketuna (1654 posts) -

Roku.

Yes, you can watch subscriber videos. Link your account by going to

www.giantbomb.com/roku

Yes, you automatically get HD (according to Internet speed) when streaming. No, you can't watch live stuff. Recently found an unofficial twitch app for Roku, but missed trying it for Unprofessional Friday yesterday. May work for regular live events. Hope that helps.

#29 Edited by hydrotherion (51 posts) -

xbox 360 and a iomega mediaplayer in tthe bedroom.

#30 Posted by HansGr00ber (19 posts) -

I download them on my PC then stream them on the PS3

#31 Edited by onyxghost (303 posts) -

Yeah, Xbox Internet explorer app. It's why it exist I believe.

#32 Edited by WEB_War4 (111 posts) -

I use the apple tv + ithing if I want to pause recorded videos and such. I use a long dvi->vga cable to the tv for live streams.

#33 Posted by cthomer5000 (749 posts) -

@myketuna said:

Roku. Yes, you can watch subscriber videos. Link your account by going to

www.giantbomb.com/roku

Yes, you automatically get HD (according to Internet speed) when streaming. No, you can't watch live stuff. Recently found an unofficial twitch app for Roku, but missed trying it for Unprofessional Friday yesterday. May work for regular live events. Hope that helps.

Yeah, non-premium live streams can be watched through an unoffical app. I do that whenever i'm around during a live event.

There is no current way i'm aware of to watch *live* premium content through the roku.

#34 Posted by phuzzybunny (171 posts) -

my PC.

#35 Posted by Nodima (1110 posts) -

For the longest, I used the PS3 Youtube app. Then I discovered the wonders of PS3 Media Server, and now I download the HD files on my iMac and stream them wirelessly to my PS3.

Still haven't figured out a way to watch live events on the TV, though, since the Browser can't handle GB's site or Twitch's video format. It's a bummer since I can watch bootlegged sports broadcasts (I haven't had cable in years, just Hulu/Netflix for shows and a site formerly known as The Front Row for blurry but live sports) perfectly fine even though that site involves shadiness to the nth degree when it comes to ads and Java scripts.

#36 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

My PC is connected to my TV.

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#37 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6987 posts) -

My PC is connected to my TV.

Yup. It's great for watching the live shows.

#38 Posted by RJPelonia (853 posts) -

I use the YouTube app on my PS3 and for subscriber/live videos, I hook up my MacBook to the TV.

#39 Edited by soup_menu (202 posts) -

Shameless plug: If you have an iPhone/iPad plus something that can act as an AirPlay receiver (like an Apple TV or a device running XBMC), Giant Bomb Video Buddy can handle everything but livestreams.

#40 Posted by GERALTITUDE (2961 posts) -

Shameless plug: If you have an iPhone/iPad plus something that can act as an AirPlay receiver (like an Apple TV or a device running XBMC), Giant Bomb Video Buddy can handle everything but livestreams.


QFT

This is what I use.

It's a one button process.

We use Apple TV at work to project tons of iPad stuff, it's great.

#41 Posted by ajamafalous (11866 posts) -

My TV is my second monitor, so I just move the window over there.

39" TV, 24" monitor